Combatting Radicalisation and Extremism
West Wimbledon Primary School is committed to ensuring that all children are safe. In the increasingly complex world in which we live, children and young people are exposed to a seemingly inexhaustible range of ideas, opinions and causes that may appear – and may well be – intriguing and worthy of consideration. However, we must also be mindful of the fact that some terrorist ideologies draw on and make use of extremist ideas which are espoused and circulated by apparently non-violent organisations, very often operating within the law.
To that end, the School already has an Anti-Radicalisation Policy Statement, which may be viewed here. The School also responds positively to the advice of Merton’s Safeguarding Children Board and we recommend to parents the following publication it has recently produced.
Click here to access the very useful “Counter-Extremism – narratives and conversations”, hosted by the London Grid for Learning, which comprises a series of bite-size videos featuring Sara Khan, director of Inspire, a counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation.